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Time flies when you’re having fun, or in my case getting married! Not only has my surname changed, but, there’s a notable new fashion season that’s already made itself well known, as codes of couture filtered through to the ready-to-wear collections this AW19 season. Plumes of feathers dominated the catwalks, with everything from beautifully created couture-like gowns, with elegant tufts of feathers, to outwear fringed with feathers. There was a notable split in how designers presented their autumn/winter 2019 collections this season. Traditional haute couture influences infiltrated many collections in New York and London, with exaggerated volume, couture dresses and stunning tailoring coming to the fore. Elsewhere, however, there seemed to be a shift towards more commercial, ‘shoppable’ presentations. Many designers seemed to place more emphasis on wearability this season, with covetable, catwalk-to-pavement looks reigning supreme. This wasn’t to say the AW19 collections were mundane but creativity was harnessed in a way which appealed to the many not the few. In other news, my basic inner self is pondering the question, “Where’s my Pumpkin Spiced Latte..?” Stay fashionable. Stay fabulous!
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LUXUMPTUOUS / lux-ump-shu-us / noun
The luxurious setting and scrumptious variety of cuisine available at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay. Some things are better understood once experienced. A truly unique indulgence every Friday at Bahrain Bay Kitchen where the aroma of flavour rich dishes blend perfectly with the melodical sounds of live entertainment at our themed brunches. Add complementary access to Kids For All Seasons and youâ€™ll need a whole new word to describe your weekend. Experience it yourself Reservations: (973) 1711 5500 fourseasons.com/bahrain
THE AW19 EDIT. Itâ€™s shaping up to be a wonderfully wearable season of fashion. Which direction will you take? 12
Focus VALENTINO BURBERRY
SOCIETY SASS Channel the Seventies-era bourgeois babe and establish your rung on the fashion ladder.
DRIES VAN NOTEN
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GIORGIO ARMANI
ROSE ABOVE Romance is certainly on the cards with this look. Amp up your wardrobe with these bloominâ€™ beautiful staples.
Memories are the one gift you give to yourself.
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Focus TOMO KOIZUMI
CAROLINA HERRERA ROKSANDA
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
FANTASY GOWNS Flowing fabric and effortlessly decadent ball gowns are an absolute must this season. Dress up or dress down for the ultimate look-at-me ensemble.
Focus ERMANNO SCERVINO
GIAMBATTISTA VALLI BOTTEGA VENETA
PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI
LEATHER LUXE Invest immediately in this attitudinal approach to chic.
DRIES VAN NOTEN
CHRISTIAN DIOR ALEXA CHUNG
GLITTERBALL GLAM A refreshing sense of excitement has been injected into this transitioning trend; bringing you from daylight disco to the evening dancefloor.
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JENNY PACKHAM AW19 If the runways are any indication, you should be wearing feathers this Autumn and PACKHAM offers a wealth of options steeped in her signature elegance. Our favourites include the sequined floor-sweeper in ice blue as well as the show stopping Cecile Sequined Wrap Gown.
DAZZLING DELIGHTS Al Zain Jewellery launches its new Simply NINA Collection across its boutiques just prior to the upcoming Eid Al Adha.
Playful Summer Sun, Pastel colours, Versatile and at times a bit more serious for those demanding occasions but always feminine and elegant! That is Simply NINA! The Simply NINA collection features handcrafted designs that include natural lime green Chrysoprase, pink Opal and white Mother of Pearl stones along with sparkling white diamonds set in a choice of 18K yellow or rose gold. Each stone is individually & painstakingly set in a gold frame to suit the individual cut and form of every stone. The beauty of this collection is that each item is individual. The collection features adjustable chokers, long necklaces, two options of rings designs and bracelets. The diamonds in each design come in 2 different options the first is straight line melee diamonds, and the second is a single cut diamond, which also gives the customer a wider range of products to mix and match from. Simply NINA Collection allows the wearer to create her individual look by mixing up and stacking different colours together or
HANDCRAFTED 18K ROSE GOLD EARRINGS WITH PINK OPAL NATURAL STONE SET IN A GOLD FRAME TO SUIT THE INDIVIDUAL CUT AND FORM OF THE STONE WITH A STRAIGHT LINE OF MELEE DIAMONDS.
HANDCRAFTED 18K ROSE GOLD ADJUSTABLE BRACELET WITH WHITE NATURAL MOTHER OF PEARL SET IN A GOLD FRAME TO SUIT THE INDIVIDUAL CUT AND FORM OF THE STONE WITH A STRAIGHT LINE OF MELEE DIAMONDS.
if she prefers, juts her one favorite colour. About this collection Theo Swart, the CEO of Al Zain commented: “Simply NINA is a fun concept, it was designed for the young at heart, a playful spirit who loves to live life to the fullest and occasionally likes to push the boundaries that confine her. She is undeniably feminine and elegance follows her as naturally as she comes. Offset against the blue waters of the Gulf, we selected stones in stunning natural pastel summer colours creating a beautiful contrast oozing with the joys of summer life. Simply NINA has her own unique personality traits and we wanted to include unique stones and cuts, something that you don’t find in the market every day, something that represents NINA and her inner beauty along with her mischievous nature. The end result, elegant, tasteful and multifunctional that is, Simply NINA.” This collection is available across Al Zain boutiques in the GCC. @alzainjewellery / www.alzainjewellery.com
HANDCRAFTED 18K ROSE GOLD RING WITH LIME GREEN CHRYSOPRASE NATURAL STONE SET IN A GOLD FRAME TO SUIT THE INDIVIDUAL CUT AND FORM OF THE STONE WITH A STRAIGHT LINE OF MELEE DIAMONDS.
HANDCRAFTED 18K ROSE GOLD ADJUSTABLE CHOKER WITH PINK OPAL NATURAL STONE SET IN A GOLD FRAME TO SUIT THE INDIVIDUAL CUT AND FORM OF THE STONE WITH A STRAIGHT LINE OF MELEE DIAMONDS.
HANDCRAFTED 18K ROSE GOLD RING WITH PINK OPAL NATURAL STONE SET IN A GOLD FRAME TO SUIT THE INDIVIDUAL CUT AND FORM OF THE STONE WITH A STRAIGHT LINE OF MELEE DIAMONDS.
HANDCRAFTED 18K ROSE GOLD RING WITH WHITE NATURAL MOTHER OF PEARL SET IN A GOLD FRAME TO SUIT THE INDIVIDUAL CUT AND FORM OF THE STONE WITH A STRAIGHT LINE OF MELEE DIAMONDS.
HANDCRAFTED 18K YELLOW GOLD EARRINGS WITH WHITE NATURAL MOTHER OF PEARL SET IN A GOLD FRAME TO SUIT THE INDIVIDUAL CUT AND FORM OF THE STONE WITH A STRAIGHT LINE OF MELEE DIAMONDS.
HANDCRAFTED 18K YELLOW GOLD EARRINGS WITH LIME GREEN CHRYSOPRASE NATURAL STONE SET IN A GOLD FRAME TO SUIT THE INDIVIDUAL CUT AND FORM OF THE STONE WITH ONE SINGLE CUT DIAMOND
HANDCRAFTED 18K YELLOW GOLD RING WITH WHITE MOTHER OF PEARL NATURAL STONE SET IN A GOLD FRAME TO SUIT THE INDIVIDUAL CUT AND FORM OF THE STONE WITH ONE SINGLE CUT DIAMOND
HANDCRAFTED 18K YELLOW GOLD ADJUSTABLE BRACELET WITH PINK OPAL NATURAL STONE SET IN A GOLD FRAME TO SUIT THE INDIVIDUAL CUT AND FORM OF THE STONE WITH 2 SINGLE CUT DIAMOND
HANDCRAFTED 18K ROSE GOLD ADJUSTABLE CHOKER WITH LIME GREEN CHRYSOPRASE NATURAL STONE SET IN A GOLD FRAME TO SUIT THE INDIVIDUAL CUT AND FORM OF THE STONE WITH A STRAIGHT LINE OF MELEE DIAMONDS.
BUTTERFLY 1 SET RING IN ROSE AND WHITE GOLD SET IN WHITE AND CHAMPAGNE DIAMONDS PENDANT WITH CHAIN IN ROSE AND WHITE GOLD SET IN WHITE AND CHAMPAGNE DIAMONDS
ATELIER FLAIR A passion is born. Almost a century ago Massimo Moraglione, a craftsman with great passion, started his work as a jeweller. In 1943, brothers Marco and Pierino cycled the length and breadth of Italy, greatly contributing to the expansion of the fledgling company. Since then, the Moraglione Brothers have never looked back... To state that Moraglione is a Company with historical ties to the Valenza area does not allow you to perceive the many adventures and the emotional commitments the Moraglione Brothers endured over the years. Through the war and its aftermath, the boom, times of crisis and market evolution, they overcame each socio-economic transformation with resilience and intelligence. The result is Moraglione today: a Company with a unique imprint, able to merge the quality of style with the perfect selection of precious stones. An impeccable taste that perfectly combines the classic and trendy designs. Available @bahrainjewellerycentre / @moraglione1922
MINI BUBBLE COLLECTION TINY GOLD BUBBLES FOLLOW EACH OTHER TO MAKE A LINE OF STACKABLE RINGS IN ROSE/ WHITE/YELLOW GOLD WITH DIAMONDS SPOTS. EARRINGS AND PENDANTS IN SET ARE AVAILABLE AS WELL.
ANASTASIA 2 RINGS
• CLOCKWISE:VINTAGE EARRINGS IN WHITE GOLD, DIAMONDS AND EMERALD
• VINTAGE PENDANT IN WHITE GOLD, DIAMONDS AND EMERALD DROP
• RING IN ROSE GOLD, DIAMONDS, RUTILE QUARTZ AND MOTHER OF PEARL
• VINTAGE RINGS IN DIAMONDS AND EMERALDS
•RING IN ROSE GOLD, DIAMONDS WHITE AND CHAMPAGNE DIAMONDS, RUTILE QUARTZ • RING IN YELLOW GOLD, WHITE AND BLACK DIAMONDS, RUTILE QUARTZ AND MOTHER OF PEARL
MALACHITE CLOCKWISE FROM BOTTOM: • ROSE GOLD EARRINGS, WHITE DIAMONDS AND MALACHITE • ROSE GOLD RING, WHITE DIAMONDS AND MALACHITE • ROSE GOLD FLEXIBLE BANGLE, WHITE DIAMONDS AND MALACHITE • ROSE GOLD RING, WHITE DIAMONDS AND MALACHITE
BUTTERFLY 2 SET CLOCKWISE: • EARRINGS IN ROSE GOLD, DIAMONDS AND MALACHITE • RING IN ROSE GOLD, DIAMONDS AND MALACHITE • RING IN WHITE GOLD, DIAMONDS AND MOTHER OF PEARL • EARRINGS IN WHITE GOLD, DIAMONDS AND MOTHER OF PEARL
ONE & ONLY MAISON MESSIKA is about imagining, dreaming and creating, to give shape to a unique kind of jewellery and these diamond creations are the perfect gift.
The My First Diamond jewellery collection celebrates the diamond. These diamond creations are the perfect gift, featuring contemporary, graphic designs.Valérie Messika gives a new eye to the collection ‘My First’. Rich in symbols, these jewelleries takes the codes of the iconic collection: Move. With its unique diamond in motion, and its barrette either gold or pavé, it represents the purity of the first diamond. Whether it’s to seal a union, to declare a love, or for a particular occasion, they represent the perfect gift: eternal and timeless. Messika collections are exclusively available at Asia Jewellers boutique in Moda Mall @messikajewelry / @asiajewellers 30
Alexander Wang reimagines Bvlgari’s iconic Serpenti motif for an exclusive and limited handbag capsule collection.
playful nod to Bvlgari’s DNA as a jeweller: its square, structured shape conjures a jewellery box, while its custom Serpenti bracelet attachment is constructed in the brand’s iconic tubogas style. Lastly, the Two-in-One satchel, a supple leather satchel shaped handbag with drawstring leather dust bag exterior, complete with a vintage-inspired serpent head flap closure rounds out the offering. @alexanderwangny / @bulgariofficial
he Alexander Wang x Bvlgari reinterprets the Iconic Serpenti Forever Bag and the concept of packaging as luxury. Inspired by Bvlgari’s heritage and blending Wang’s signature high-low approach, the focal point of the collection is to use traditional packaging components including the watch box, the dust bag and the paper shopping bag along with a vintage-inspired Bvlgari serpent head jewel from the 1950s. The result is a new fun and fresh proposition for the handbag category with the makings of a new signature motif. The Serpenti capsule collection innovates new shapes with traditional silhouettes. The six different styles including the hero Belt Bag are available in a range of materials and sizes, spanning from soft calf leather in a colour palette of white, black and mint green to lush natural python skin and shiny lizard. This collection joins an eclectic mix of new innovative shapes with traditional silhouettes to produce an instantly recognisable collection. The Shopping tote, available in three sizes, shows a clean, functional design elevated by the precious snakebite detail, while the new Minaudière is a
“When Bvlgari approached me to collaborate, I knew I wanted to create something that focused on the everyday overlooked items when purchasing luxury goods and transform it into something desirable for a global consumer of all ages.” – Alexander Wang
START AW19 SEES THE RETURN OF SOME BEAUTY CLASSICS – FROM SMOKY EYES TO RED LIPS AND OUTDOORSY BLUSH – REIMAGINED WITH MODERN TWISTS.
PALETTE GLOW, DIOR MAGIC CREAM, CHARLOTTE TILBURY
ROSE NIGHT TABLE CREME, OVERNIGHT MASQUE, AERIN
TERRACOTTA BRONZER, GUERLAIN
ULTRA LA TEINT VELVET, CHANEL
BABASSU FOUNDCEALER SKINCARE FOUNDATION, TARTE
LIPSTICK, CHARLOTTE TILBURY
CELLULAR RADIANCE PERFECTING FLUIDE PURE GOLD, LA PRAIRIE
NAIL POLISH, GUERLAIN
KEEP IT CLASSIC
GUCCI_SATIN 25 GOLDIE RED @ COURTESY OF GUCCI LE LABO LIP BALM
MASCARA, WESTMAN ATELIER
SKIN CAVIAR LUXE CREAM, LA PRAIRIE
TURN TO QUINTESSENTIAL BEAUTY WITH THE RETURN OF KEY MAKE-UP LOOKS AND SKINCARE COLONIA CANDLE, ACQUA DI PARMA
MONO EYESHADOW, DOLCE & GABBANA BEAUTY TERRACOTTA BRONZER, GUERLAIN 36
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BEAUTY Column WEAR SPF DAILY Sunscreen is your best defense against aging and sun protection is so important, especially in the harsh climate of The Middle East. Sunscreen should be part of your morning routine as much as brushing your teeth. Foundations that include a SPF over 30+ are perfect to protect your face and often give you nice glow. Find a good sunscreen that is moisturising and slather it on in the mornings.
DRINKS LOTS OF WATER Skincare and health truly go hand in hand. Staying hydrated keeps skin firm and glowing. If you’re struggling to get down enough water each day, consider making it a habit to drink a glass before each meal or sit a large water bottle on your desk and sip it through the day.
KEEP ACTIVE If you want a fresh-faced glow all the time, you’ll need to log a few hours a week working out. Aim for a minimum of 30 minutes of activity at least five days a week. Exercise makes you glow and gets the circulation pumping.
TREAT YOUR SKIN WELL
AW19 is here and a new season brings the chance to start afresh when it comes to getting into a better beauty regime and to start looking after your skin more. Words, ANGELA BEITZ 38
We’ve all been guilty of not taking off our makeup before bed or doing a bad job of removing it but it wreaks havoc on your skin and clogs your pores. It’s so important to give your skin a thorough clean and to spend at least ten minutes a night on a routine that includes cleanser, toner, eye cream a good serum and night cream. Even if you are super lazy, try leaving face wipes beside your bed so that you can ensure to take your make-up off.
DON’T OVERUSE PRODUCT With so many products to choose from these days it can be super overwhelming when choosing the right products. In terms of skincare, it’s always best to get back to basics and use products that work hard for you. Use a good cleanser that will clean your skin without stripping moisture, a serum that works for your skin type and moisturisers that address your skin’s needs (dryness, anti-ageing, oiliness etc).
KEEP IT CLEAN Unwashed make-up brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause nasty breakouts on your skin. It seems like such a simple thing but finding the time to clean your brushes can be hard. Clean brushes are also much more precise when applying product and you don’t want to mix your light eyeshadows with your dark eyeshadows.
Game of Shadows
GIVENCHY PRESENTS ITS BOLD AW19 COLLECTION WITH ESSENCE OF SHADOWS. WITH THE NEW GENERATION OF PRISMISSIME, WHICH OFFERS AN EASY APPLICATION METHOD AND AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO STRUCTURE YOUR GAZE, THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN DARK AND LIGHT HAS NOW REACHED THE EYES. THIS EYESHADOW PALETTE IS A MAGIC SQUARE OF NINE COLOURS THAT PLAY WITH THE REFLECTION AND ABSORPTION OF LIGHT. PEARLESCENT PIGMENTS OF VARYING SIZES OFFER MULTIPLE LEVELS OF SHINE AND YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM THREE-DIMENSIONAL MATTE, SATIN, AND METALLIC FINISHES. THE ROGUE INTERDICT VINYL CONSISTS OF TWO LIMITED-EDITION SHADES; SHADOW PINK AND SHADOW PURPLE. THE RESULT IS A SHEER, LIGHT, REFLECTIVE AND PEARLESCENT LAYER OF COLOUR. COLOUR AND LIGHT ARE CREATED WITH A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF PRODUCT THATâ€™S A CINCH TO APPLY.WHETHER YOU OPT FOR A QUICK BOOST OR A SPARKLING POP OF COLOUR, TURN YOUR LIPS INTO A CANVAS FOR SELF-EXPRESSION.
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THIS SEPTEMBER CHARLOTTE TILBURY HAS LAUNCHED THEIR MOST EXCITING COLLECTION THIS YEAR; AIRBRUSH FLAWLESS FOUNDATION. CHARLOTTE TILBURYâ€™S NEW FOUNDATION IS THE SECRET TO A FLAWLESS, PORELESS-LOOKING COMPLEXION. LAUNCHING IN 44 NEW SHADES, CREATED BY CHARLOTTE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH INDUSTRY-LEADING SHADE CONSULTANTS TO MATCH FLAWLESSLY TO YOUR SKIN TONE AND UNDERTONE, THIS FOUNDATION CREATED WITH A LONG-WEAR FORMULA IS DESIGNED TO RELEASE THE FLAWLESS FEELING YOU GET WHEN YOU FEEL THE MOST BEAUTIFUL, POWERFUL, AND JOYFUL VERSION OF YOURSELF. 44
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FENTY BEAUTY INTRODUCES IT’S FIRST EVER BROW PRODUCT - MEET BROW MVP ULTRA FINE BROW PENCIL & STYLER. WITH A GROUNDBREAKING RANGE OF 14 LONGWEAR, WATERPROOF, SMUDGE-RESISTANT SHADES – PLUS, A UNIQUE PADDLE STYLER BRUSH – FENTY BEAUTY IS GIVING YOU ALL YOU NEED FOR GAME FACE BROWS. WITH AN ULTRA-FINE RETRACTABLE TIP ON ONE END (NO SHARPENING REQUIRED!), AND A UNIQUE PADDLE STYLING BRUSH ON THE OTHER, RIHANNA CREATED THIS CREAMY, LONG WEAR EYEBROW PENCIL TO GO THE DISTANCE. THE SUPER FINE-TIPPED PENCIL IS THE ULTIMATE PRO AT PRECISION, LETTING YOU OUTLINE AND FILLIN BROWS WITH SMOOTH, HAIR-LIKE STROKES THAT’S NOT TOO CREAMY, NOT TOO DRY, BUT JUST RIGHT – GIVING YOU THE EXACT PAYOFF YOU NEED, EVERY TIME.
THE EYES HAVE IT The epitome of indulgence: Skin Caviar Eye Lift, the new launch from La Prairie is a homage to the indulgence of the La Prairie’s iconic caviar beads. ANGELA BEITZ speaks to GREG PRODROMIDES from La Prairie about this innovative new product.
ell us about Skin Caviar Eye Lift. What is the idea behind this new Skin Caviar
creation? Known as the mirror of the soul, the eyes also tell a story of time passed. Indeed, with 22 muscles in perpetual motion and an average of 10,000 blinks per day, the delicate, sensitive skin around the eye is the area of the face which displays the most concentrated signs of aging, including gravity’s noticeable effects on both the upper and lower lids and on the brows, loss of volume and density, fine lines and wrinkles. The first response to these eye area concerns was typically surgical intervention – until now. With Skin Caviar Eye Lift, La Prairie offers a noninvasive yet effective answer to the eyelift. You refer to Skin Caviar Eye Lift as an “eye-opening” serum. Can you explain what you mean by that? With age, the eye area shows many different signs of aging. Indeed the delicate, sensitive skin around the eye is the area of the face which displays the most concentrated signs of aging. Skin Caviar Eye Lift is the first eyeopening serum for the whole eye area, including brows – the gentle yet effective answer to eye lifting and firming concerns. The results are simply 48
unprecedented. Using innovative algorithms specifically developed for Skin Caviar Eye Lift’s efficacy tests, the scientists at La Prairie found that with each use, the eyes are opened while the eye contours are lifted. Why did you decide to launch a product specifically targeting the eye area? Women are so concerned by all the signs of aging around the eyes that the first response to these concerns is typically surgical intervention. Blepharoplasty, also known as eye lift or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eye contour by removing excess skin from the upper eyelids and reducing bagginess from the lower eyelids. This procedure is the most performed facial surgical procedure in the world. With Skin Caviar Eye Lift, La Prairie offers an alternative to the eyelift procedure. What is so potent about Caviar? How is it a source of life? More than 30 years ago, in its quest to create the most indulgent skincare, La Prairie unveiled to the world caviar’s unique power to nourish and rejuvenate the skin. Caviar is a source of life. Encapsulated in its glistening spheres, an innate energy quivers with the enchantment of new beginnings. La Prairie has harnessed caviar’s life force and has mastered it to open a new life-infused era.
“With Skin Caviar Eye Lift, La Prairie offers an alternative to the eyelift procedure.” The Skin Caviar collection is known to be the epitome of audacity and indulgence. How does Skin Caviar Eye Lift contribute to this ongoing definition? Skin Caviar Eye Lift brings together audacious science, cutting-edge technology and the indulgence of caviar in one elevated creation for the eyes. The epitome of audacity: at La Prairie, the boundaries of innovation are constantly being pushed, the potency of caviar science is always being enhanced and new realms of its potential are perpetually being explored. Caviar’s full lifting potential is harnessed to revive, raise and redefine the gaze. Skin Caviar Eye Lift is a potent combination of two formulas enriched with Caviar Premier and La Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Complex. What did you have in mind for the texture? Were there any challenges to achieve the perfect blend between the two formulas? The idea was to develop a delightfully textured serum that can be applied all around the eye area, including the eyebrows. We conceived two formulas – one encapsulated in La Prairie’s iconic caviar beads, the other in an innovative tourmalinepink firming active gel-cream emulsion – which are enriched with Caviar Premier and enhanced with La Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Complex. www.ohlala-magazine.com
THE ULTIMATE LUXURY FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BAHRAIN BAY Introduces Pioneering French Skincare Brand Anne Semonin 50
uxury property invites spa-goers to pamper and rejuvenate their skin this summer with seven highly effective treatments packed with natural ingredients proven to enhance radiance and slow ageing as guests of Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay can now look forward to a collection of seven luxury treatments created by the pioneering French skincare brand Anne Semonin for both men and women, as well as teenagers. Founded more than 30 years ago, Anne Semonin is renowned globally for its innovative approach to cosmetology – developing luxurious and made-to-measure treatments proven to visibly enhance skin’s radiance with natural ingredients. Combining trace elements and essential oils, the acclaimed brand has garnered celebrity admirers, including American actor and later Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco, French actor Catherine Deneuve, as well as present-day beauty icons such as Megan Markle and Huda Kattan. among others. The collection of Anne Semonin pearl treatments at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay includes two facials (Super Active Cryo Time Freeze – 75 minutes for BHD 75 and Precious Pearl Ultra Lift Facial – 85 minutes for BHD 85); two wraps (Pure Detox Spirulina Wrap Experience – 60 minutes for BHD 85 and Intense Cooling Ritual – 90 minutes for BHD 85); two express treatments (Precious Pearl Scrub – 30 minutes for BHD 39 and Exquisite Miracle Eyes – 30 minutes for BHD 35); and a face and body ritual (Precious Pearl Ultimate Experience – 120 minutes for BHD 145). “We are delighted to introduce Anne Semonin’s collection of highly effective treatments at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay and offer our guests more choice in luxury spa experiences. An internationally admired brand with years of expertise in creating customised solutions and products to suit different skin types, Anne Semonin is an undisputed industry leader and a sought-after name in skincare. We invite guests to explore the carefully-created range of treatments this summer and escape the heat in the beautiful surroundings of our property while pampering themselves to ingredients that are proven to refine, soothe and purify the skin,” says Nicolay Dimitrov, Director of Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay. In addition, guests can also try one of Anne Semonin’s bestselling products, the Youth Radiance Elixir, a lightweight antiageing serum containing hyaluronic acid, apricot kernel oil, madonna lily leaf cells and rose leaf cells that together create immediate plumping and long-term anti-wrinkle effects. For more information or to make an appointment at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, call +973 1711 5045. @fsbahrain
THE LAVENDER DESERT DREAM Ready to awaken the senses and de-stress the mind and body? We certainly were as we opted to indulge at HEAVENLY SPA BY WESTIN.
ituated snuggly upstairs from the hustle and bustle of City Centre Bahrain, Heavenly Spa by Westin offers a diverse treatment menu to cater for all of your relaxation needs, which we were in desperate need of. Upon arrival at the spa, we were immediately impressed by the design of the building. This coupled with the kind, welcoming staff made us sure that we had picked the right place to unwind as Newlyweds. After a quick yet comprehensive consultation, our masseuse advised us to opt for ‘The Lavender Desert Dream’, one of four bespoke treatments allowing you to unwind and relax; Facial, Turkish Bath, Massage and Body Scrub. We both decided on the ‘Butterfly Effect’ massage for an hours treatment using lavender calming oil. This treatment is particularly popular to promote general wellbeing, which is exactly what we were after. My husband was shown to the male changing rooms and assigned a locker to store his valuables as I mirrored the same level of care in the female changing area. After being given time to change into a fluffy robe and ‘take off the day’ my masseuse kindly asked if I would like to to experience the complimentary facilities such as their jacuzzi, steam room and sauna as this would help to relax me before my treatment. Not one to ignore such a proposal, I jumped at the chance and spent 20 minutes lazing around. This was the perfect recipe to help me unwind before the 60 minute massage that awaited me. 52
HEALTH Files My masseuse collected me from the jacuzzi and I was escorted to the serene couple’s treatment room via the tranquil relaxation zone and hallway. Upon entering, I couldn’t help but smile at there pretty setup before me. Heavenly Spa treatment rooms are truly something of beguiling magic as they cannot help but make you feel instantly relaxed. My husband was already laying down ready to start the massage. We were asked if we wanted to have music playing in the room or silence, a lovely touch to help tailor to the client’s needs. With gentle melodies in the air, my therapist proceeded to bathe my feet with a hot towel. I was so relaxed at this point that I was nervous about falling asleep as my therapist started to conduct the treatment. Thankfully I didn’t and I was able to experience a truly amazing experience. The massage itself combined Eastern and Western techniques to stimulate circulation and deeply relax muscles. Every minute was done to perfection, focusing on my targeted areas with medium pressure that allowed my knots to surrender. There was a series of strokes and feathering to invigorate and energise my body as the
perfectly designed movements aided for a truly luxurious massage. As the treatment drew to a close, ending with a mini head massage, there was a sense of realism that swept over me that I’d be forced to delve back into reality. However hard it was to leave the room upon completion, the senses were uplifted from start-to-finish that it was as if time stood still as every inch of my body was treated to the focus that it truly deserved. I was guided to the relaxation area in somewhat of a blissful haze where you are met by soothing sounds and muted lighting. Ergonomically designed loungers which hug the contours of the body and abundant supplies of detox water are available throughout your visit in the relaxation area, but, I was secretly delighted when I was served hot ginger tea with homemade biscuits - yum! It’s always hard to go back to the real world after a total de-stress. Is it possible that we can just stay here forever please? For further information please call 17171122. @westinbahrain
“Heavenly Spa treatment rooms are truly something of beguiling magic as they cannot help but make you feel instantly relaxed.”
SEPTEMBER PAMPERING This month we’ve provided a highlighted round-up of decadent offerings for you all to enjoy.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BAHRAIN BAY Sp’Afternoon Tea at Four Seasons Spa What could possibly be better than a day of spa treatments, pool and beach time? Combining it with indulgent cuisine of course. The Four Seasons has created a package that includes your choice of any relaxing 60-minute massage treatment, a 30-minute express facial, day use of all spa facilities plus access to the pool and beach. To top it all off, an afternoon tea experience at Bay View Lounge. Special summer price of BD95. Call 1711 5000 for reservations and more information.
MÖVENPICK HOTEL BAHRAIN Secrets of Argan at Rimal Spa and Health Club Experience Rimal Spa and Health Club’s signature body exfoliation, complete with Argan sea shells and pink crystals. This will be followed by a scented clay wrap, and a massage with warm Argan butter to complete the experience, leaving your skin soft and smooth. A complimentary 30-minute massage will be thrown in, just to 56
ensure you feel at your very best. Sunday to Thursdays, 10am to 10pm. Fridays and Saturdays, 9am to 11am. BD45. Call 1746 0017 for reservations and more information.
INTERCONTINENTAL REGENCY BAHRAIN Senses Candle Massage at Spa InterContinental There is no reason why you shouldn’t treat yourself to some relaxation therapy this month. Spa InterContinental is bridging the gap between skincare and total wellness for body and mind this September, with treatments from the award-winning luxury European brand Bruno Vassari and natural products such as fruits, seeds, chocolate and yoghurt. Yum! GO: Call 1722 7777 for reservations and more information.
THE GULF HOTEL BAHRAIN CONVENTION & SPA Mums’ Spa Day Out For all of those loving, hard working mums
out there, this spa special is just for you. Treat yourself to a relaxing day complete with breakfast, access to the pool area and hydrotherapy / thermal rooms, plus a one-hour facial or massage treatment. Refreshments will also be provided. This great offer is available for all mums on Monday, September 23, from 9pm to 2pm for only BD35. GO: Call 1771 3000 for reservations and more information.
THE RITZ-CARLTON BAHRAIN Lift & Firm Detox Body Treatment The Ritz-Carlton Spa is offering a unique 60-minute lift and firm detox treatment this month. Start your session with a full body brush to remove dead skin cells, followed by a detoxifying salt and seaweed scrub. The soothing session then ends with a therapeutic body massage for a complete state of relaxation and elevation of the mind, body and soul. Purchase any three Lift & Firm treatments and receive one free. BD80 for 60 minutes. Call 1758 6808 for reservations and more information
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Rami Kadiâ€™s Ometeo FW19 collection sees menâ€™s tailoring reimagined and made glamorous for females. Technology breathes new life into classic inspirations with laser cut 3D effect holographic sequins. Luxurious and timeless materials mingle with 21st century rebels such as aluminium foil, bullet metal and plastic. Intricate embroidery confronts transparency. Sequin sheets of plaid plus small and large motifs compete for attention. A rainbow of colours finds expression in each creation. The edgy cuts of menâ€™s blazers and shirts collide with the smooth cuts of dresses. Waistcoats become corsets. Suit style dominates. Divergent hats, boots, sunglasses and accessories accentuate the intense flurry. All this merges to create transformative allure that crosses and bends identity. @ramikadi
Having seen it all when it comes to hospitality – the luxurious, the budget, the extravagant villas, the clean and practical city accommodation, it now takes something really special to hold our attention. Wowing us from the first moment we stepped into its quaint and colourful lobby, The Merchant House is one of Bahrain’s hidden gems, and Ohlals is ready to let you in on this little secret… There is an old-world charm steeped in the very walls of The Merchant House; you only need to admire the exposed pillars kept from the original building’s framework to notice that a lot of thought has gone into preserving the past and bringing it into an urban, sophisticated space so flawlessly. Colour is the name of the game here as edgy, pretty and statement-making artworks adorn the walls of the boutique hotel. In fact, there are 196 pieces in total, with many created by well-established and upcoming Bahraini and Gulf artists. Alongside these, you’ll find international talents including the likes of Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst, who have also taken up residence through their art at The Merchant House (it’s a treasure hunt in itself to walk around the hotel in search of the coolest art, and definitely something worthy of the ‘gram). The brainchild of luxury hotel giant Campbell Gray, much like the brand’s many other hotels, The Merchant House’s unique design and dedication to its location, really epitomise the Campbell Gray philosophy. Here, the lobby alone is enough to blow you away – there’s nothing else like it in Bahrain – even the plush furnishings are an invite to sink into a comfy chair or sofa and take a minute to breathe and appreciate your surroundings. This is the beauty of The Merchant House; located right next door to the bustle of lively Bab al Bahrain, the gateway to Manama souk, the hotel is one of the most unique spots to remind you of how prominent this area is to Bahrain’s history, heritage and tourism. We can’t think of a better place to coop up this summer… 68
SUITE LIVING With only 46 beautifully appointed suites, The Merchant House features a unique collection of contemporary decor and bursts with exciting details. We walk into a Corner Suite only to be met with a generous dining and sitting area, kitchen counter equipped with bean-to-cup coffee machine, tea making facilities, minibar, freezer and ice dispenser, living and bedroom flat screen TVs, work desk and multi-plug charging station, a safe, bedside lighting and A/C controls,
lush bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer, plus natural, chemical free bathroom products. As far as space goes, the design and layout of the suite is spot on. There’s a very classy city apartment meets kitsch countryside home vibes – we want the same interior in our own home, it’s beautiful and airy, and, surprisingly, very quiet. At a generous size of 60sqm, the suite is filled with natural light, which is one of the best aspects – you never feel like you’re in the middle of the busiest area. To top that off, the king size beds are in a whole different realm of comfort as we experience the most peaceful night’s sleep. We can imagine this being a total sanctuary after a day walking through the alleyways of Manama souq. Where The Merchant House excels is in the details – the mini bar and snacks are stocked with the most delicious treats – we’re talking Häagen-Dazs ice cream, Cadbury chocolate and Tyrrells’ crisps. The suite life doesn’t get better and more stylish than this.
EPICUREAN ELEGANCE The rooftop, another Campbell Gray speciality, is where you will find the hotel’s restaurant and bar and its outdoor garden terrace. Indigo is what we imagine exists in faraway Mediterranean homes where orange trees grow and the prettiest flowers bloom. Inspired by the travel experiences www.ohlala-magazine.com
of Executive Chef Robert Shipman, the restaurant’s new summer menu incorporates in-season ingredients and high-quality products. Highlights include fresh sushi rolls; Salmon & Avocado Roll and Crab & Mango Roll. Besides the favourite staple dishes, guests can enjoy a selection of Mediterranean dishes with an Asian flair such as Seared Scallops with Sunchoke Puree, which originates from the South of France fused with a Japanese twist or the Local Hammour with Crispy Sesame Crust served with a fusion of bok choy and chermoula sauce. Some of the other choices on the menu include Yuzu Kosho Salsa, Seabass Sashimi and Lobster & Scallop Saganaki. For those with a sweet tooth, the Yuzu White Chocolate Cheesecaketopped with locally sourced walnuts or the Almond Filo served with saffron ice cream provides the perfect ending to a deliciously fresh culinary experience. A tender 18-hour lamb shank, crisp salads, and an eggplant moussaka that will bring back so much nostalgia from travels to Italy – are some of our faves. The lime panna cotta and chocolate fondant are excellent desserts to end your meal. The new menu is complemented by an impressive selection of creative signature mocktails and cocktails. Choose from the zesty flavours of Watermelon Berry or Chamomile Strawberry as you unwind in the stylish surrounds of Indigo. The venue strikes a perfect balance with delectable offerings and a warm intimate ambiance for a refreshing summer. Service is exceptional whilst the quality of ingredients can really be tasted in every dish – we leave completely full and satisfied. A library of over 1000 curated books hangs above the lobby for guests and visitors to enjoy. It’s the ideal place to meet for a cuppa as is Café Gray in the lobby! Food is taken seriously and made with love at The Merchant House – your tummy will be well taken care of during the stay! 70
RELAXATION REFINED A spa, a gym, and an emerald rooftop pool complements the hotel’s offering, as well as a small boardroom for meetings and events. Comprising of two treatment rooms, PureGray Spa provides quality treatments and packages using various techniques for the face and body. We tried out their 90-minute massage where Kitty, a lovely and professional therapist used the finest natural oils from Green Bar to help tackle our tense muscles and tight knots – especially in the upper back and shoulders. From start to finish, we were completely relaxed and had one of the best naps – a much-needed respite from the outside world and one you will truly be thankful for during your stay too. The hotel’s gym uses the latest Technogym fitness equipment and is open 24-hours a day, exclusively for hotel guests. As the demand for more bespoke and intimate service as well as more one-of-a-kind hospitality comes to the forefront of travellers’ requirements, The Merchant House has managed to tap into this very niche but still manages to provide a warm and inviting ambience that is perfect for international visitors and local guests alike. As much as we want to keep it for ourselves, this boutique haven is worth every compliment, every instagram post and every conversation. You’ll know exactly what we mean when you book your stay and walk through its doors… @themerchanthousebahrain www.campbellgrayhotels.com/merchant-house-bahrain/
THE MAIN EVENT BAHRAIN JAZZ FEST is the country’s finest and most eclectic music festival, with soulful music featuring iconic performances by award winning international and local artists. Now, with the planning of the 2019 edition well under way we cannot help but summon our inner Liza Minnelli as we introduce their Main Stage Artists.
(spyrogyra.com and IG: @spyrogyra) The name says it all. The thirteen time Grammynominated Spyro Gyra has performed over five thousand shows in five continents, released thirtyone albums and sold over ten million album copies including one platinum album and two gold albums. Formed in Buffalo, New York in 1974, the American jazz fusion band combines jazz, R&B, funk, and pop music to create unique and unforgettable music pieces. “I’ve always felt that music, and particularly instrumental music, has this non-literal quality that lets people travel to a place where there are no words. Whether it’s touching their emotions or connecting them to something that reminds them of something much bigger than themselves, there’s this beauty in music that’s not connected to sentences. It’s very transportive. I would hope that when people hear our music or come to see us, they’re able to share that with us.” - Jay Beckenstein, Group Leader of Spyro Gyra.
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Meltdown Festival, selling out London’s iconic Jazz Cafe and rocking festival stages from Fusion to Wilderness, Boomtown to Edinburgh Jazz Festival. The band combines jazz, hip-hop, Afrobeat, latin and soul music to create unique sounds.The 10 piece band featuring a horn section, 2 vocalists, electronics and an international (Brazil/UK) rhythm section. “A beautiful blend of groovy dub with uplifting horns and soulful vocals” - The Guardian
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(www.nubiyantwist.co.uk and IG: @nubiyantwist) Nubiyan Twist, a Leeds born, London based band, was the chosen band by David Byrne to perform at Queen Elizabeth Hall for the South Bank’s 72
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(www.flashmobjazz.com and IG: @flashmobjazz) Flash Mob Jazz has got everything under their sleeves to make you dance. The Brighton based swing jazz band’s debut album ‘They’ve Only Gone n Done n’ Done It!’ continues to be in top charts for major festivals around the world. Flash Mob Jazz has a loyal fan base ranging from Generation Z to baby boomers. “Flash Mob Jazz are a swinging singing Jazz extravaganza. Hittin’ up some swing and old-time classics they are sure to get you dancing with a night of fun raucous jazz” - Whats On Guide Brighton
THIS MIGHT BE JAZZ
LONE STAR BLUES – ALL STAR BLUES COLLECTIVE Featuring the following critically acclaimed artists: NUBIYAN TWIST
• SANTIAGO CAMPILLO - SPAIN’S BEST BLUES GUITARIST. (www.santiagocampillo.com) Santiago was the founder of the M * Clan group; In 1993 he produced his first vinyl with four songs. In ‘95 they recorded their first CD: “A Good Moment”, in Memphis (USA) and is profiled as the maximum composer and responsible for the southern sound of the band, being considered since then as one of the great exponents of the Blues-Rock guitar in the country.
JAYE AND FOE BAND
(www.jayeandfoe.com and IG: @jayeandfoe) The winners of the 2016 Jack Daniels Music Scout competition, Jaye & Foe is a 6-piece multiinstrumentalist band knows for neo swing sound. An original folk, jazz and stomping band, based in Dubai, the group has roots in the UK, Australia, and UAE. Nominated for “WhatsOn Awards” in the UAE for 2019 best local band.
• BUDDY WHITTINGTON - ACCLAIMED AMERICAN BLUES GUITARIST. JAYE AND FOE BAND
(therelocators.net/ and IG: @therelocators) Bahraini alternative rock and Blues band, The Relocators, blends contemporary alternative rock with the raw, minimally processed tones of old-school Rock n’ Roll and blues to perfection. Get ready to groove.
JACK RABBIT SLIMS
(sites.google.com/view/jrslims and IG: @jackrabbit. slims) The Jack Rabbit Slims has been described as dynamically funky bursting with energy. Grounded in soul, ‘The Jacks’ as they are referred to, have refined their sound into neo-Funk, a fusion of funk infused rhythms with pop melodies. The band focuses on dance driven grooves led by powerful vocals which created an infectious sound
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(IG: @thismightbejazz ) This Might Be Jazz is a Bahrain based jazz and blues collective comprising of some of the best musical talents on the island. Formed specifically for the Bahrain Jazz Fest 2018, the band has since developed a good following and continues to perform at various venues around the island.
(www.buddywhittington.com) A lifelong Texan, Buddy Whittington ‘entered the arena’ on December 28, 1956, in Fort Worth, and became enamored of the electric guitar like countless kids of his vintage shortly thereafter, who were mesmerized at the reality that ‘you plucked a string...’here’, and the sound came out...’over THERE.’
• ONEIDA JAMES - FAMOUSLY KNOWN FOR BEING BASS PLAYER FOR JOE COCKER. ( www.oneidajames.com and IG:@nedacjr) Currently, leader and founder of touring and recording project, Oneida James Band. Headlining Performing Artist in numerous sold out festivals and theatre venues in Spain and France. Recording and Live Artist, and bassist of all styles, including, Rock, Alternative,Pop,Latin,Latin Jazz and Contemporary Jazz, specializing in Funk, Hip-Hop, Reggae, R&B, World Beat; vocalist (lead and background) writing, arranging and music production.
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BD21 (15-YEARS-OLD AND ABOVE); BD10.5 (SEVEN TO 14-YEAR-OLDS); KIDS AGED SIX AND BELOW ENTER FOR FREE. 20% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT VALID UNTIL SEPTEMBER 27, EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM VIRGIN MEGASTORE, CITY CENTRE BAHRAIN. Follow @bahrainjazzfest on instagram for all the latest information.
Mediterranean MARVEL Fresh on our shores is EXECUTIVE CHEF CLAUDIO DIELI showcasing why THE BRASSERIE ROYALE is making impressive waves in the culinary scene at JUMEIRAH ROYAL SARAY.
he sense of grandeur as you walk through the main entrance of Jumeirah Royal Saray is nothing short of magical. The public areas within the hotel are elegant and ornate. Marble floors with tessellated Arabic patterns and archways complete with white fretwork lead guests from one beautiful space to another. The choice of fabrics, textures and injections of colour throughout take the hotel interior to new levels of luxuriance. Ochres, greys and marine blues are used to great effect. The methods of illuminating spaces are by far the most outstanding element of the décor within the Jumeirah Royal Saray. Chandeliers on a grand scale created from varying sized droplets of glass reflecting light in a mesmerising fashion and beyond this layers of light descending from the ceiling like a glowing wasps’ nest. And, this is just your first impression as you enter after making use of their complimentary valet parking. The Brasserie Royale was our dinner destination and is the most brilliantly unique example of sophisticated classic elegance and contemporary design. Whites, greys and wickerwork blend Arabian elegance and colonial chic. Colour is injected in the form of yellow chairs and scattered minimalistic foliage. The luxuriant table settings sit below an irregular glass prism suspended from the ceiling providing what can only be described as a sense of curiosity. The Jumeirah Royal Saray Bahrain, designed by world-class architect Floris Smith, sits resplendently next to its very own private beach and marina in one of Manama’s most vibrant locations, Al Seef district, so an incredible view is a total given. The hotel’s décor and architectural features draw inspiration from the homes of Arabian Royalty and luxury from around the globe. The Khalifa Heritage House proved to be a massive influence throughout and is incorporated in many elements including the wood carvings, mirrors and flooring. The menu blended the best of Mediterranean indulgence and clean eating. Starters include a mouthwatering selection including Deep Fried Buffalo Mozzarella Salad and, my favourite, Grilled Prawns with Mediterranean Salad which is perfectly executed amidst Squid Ink Sauce that balanced the dish perfectly. As my husband and I moved on to our entrées, we couldn’t help but marvel over the freshly vibrant ingredients that are reminiscent of European shores. Executive Chef Claudio Dieli ensures that all of his pasta is freshly cooked in
an exclusive dough made up of 40 egg yolks, and, after tasting their Home-made Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli as well as his Home-Made Pappardelle Pasta served ‘ Sicilian Style’ there is no doubt in my mind that this is a man who knows how to cook! Having worked around the World from Italy, London, Dubai, Amman, Cairo, Hong Kong and China Chef Claudio brings his vast global expertise of over 24 years culinary gastronomy to our beautiful Kingdom of Bahrain. Here’s another dish perfectly evocative of an Italian summer: Seared Sea Bream Fillet, the Sicilian speciality. Saffron Barley dances amidst the clams that are served up as a culinary masterpiece to the locally sourced fish’s melt-in-your-mouth execution. Not to forget the Northern influenced Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek which had my other half speechless, other than the ‘uhming’ and ‘ahhing’ that had now replaced his vocal chords of course... There is something to tempt the whole family, being it the pizza for children and adults alike or indeed one of the vast items from the Chef ’s Selection, something, or rather, everything will certainly hit the spot and provide the perfect backdrop to any occasion. Of course, one’s sweet tooth needs to be catered for and catered-for it was with offerings of both Signature Pastries and Seasonal Treats ranging from the aptly named Velvet Sphere, Exotic Pave and Black Forest Stone. I feel it would be unfair but totally necessary for me to divulge that alongside this the restaurant offers Eclairs, Mille-feuille and a series of signature tarts. Although one must admonish you to try their ‘nice cream’ that balanced the culinary feast beautifully. Sensational.
“As my husband and I moved on to our entrées, we couldn’t help but marvel over the freshly vibrant ingredients that are reminiscent of European shores.”
For reservations and more information, please call 7770 7070 @jumeirahroyalsaray www.ohlala-magazine.com
Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
Mexican Brunch at Bahrain Bay Kitchen Who doesn’t love ceviches, tacos, tortillas and quesadillas? Join the Día de la Independencia celebrations at Bahrain Bay Kitchen this month where a spectacular buffet awaits. Dishes include a 16-hour spiced lamb stew, slow-roasted ribs, kingfish fajitas and so much more! BD30 net includes non-alcoholic beverages. BD43 net includes alcoholic beverages. Children aged below five eat free. Kids aged six to 12 get a 50% discount. September 13, 1pm to 4pm. Call 1711 5000 for reservations and more information
Art Rotana Amwaj Islands
DINING Our round up of the best chic eats venues
Pasta Night at Rosso Restaurant Take full advantage of Rosso Restaurant’s Italian evening this month by enjoying all you can eat from 10 different kinds of pasta, weekly risotto/gnocchi special, antipasto and salad bar, along with a delicious gelato station to end the night on a sweet note. BD10 net includes a non-alcoholic drink. BD12 net includes a house drink. BD5 net for children aged six to 12. Children aged below six dine for free. Mondays from 6pm to 10pm. Call 1600 0111 for reservations and more information.
Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain
Thursday Night Out at Al Murjan Ballroom Bring the family and friends down to Al Murjan Ballroom this September to enjoy the taste of prime U.S. beef, unlimited exotic drinks, hops, grape, gourmet food cooked to perfection and so much more. The resident DJ will set the mood with some of your favourite tunes whilst you dine the night away. This lively offer is available every Thursday from 7pm to 11pm. BD34 net includes unlimited beverages. Call 1746 0017 for reservations and more information.
Infinite Sushi at Teatro Downtown Teatro Downtown has turned Tuesday evenings into a fantastic culinary opportunity. Partake in authentic Japanese delicacies that are sure to excite the senses. Feast on all of your familiar favourites such as Volcano Maki, Lobster Maki, Crispy California Maki, Rainbow Rolls, Yellow Fin Tuna Sashimi, Salmon Nigiri and more, throughout the evening, for only BD18 net. This generous offer is available every Tuesday from 6pm to 10pm. Call 1311 9999 for reservations and more information.
Mercure Grand Hotel Seef
Friday Brunch at Al Sofra For an exceptional cuisine experience this September, get on down to Mercure Grand Hotel for the indulgent Al Sofra Friday Brunch buffet, and take advantage of the ever so popular Buy 1 Get 1 Free offer. Savour an assortment of Mediterranean dishes, along with locally inspired favourites, masterfully prepared to satisfy your every culinary craving. BD12++ includes soft beverages. Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm. Call 1758 4400 for reservations and more information.
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Reef Resort & Spa
Latino Night at Pool Delight This September, spend a relaxing day at Reef Resort’s sand beach infinity pool until sunset. Then its time to embrace the Latino vibes at Pool Delight with a lively atmosphere and exciting food. The chef will spice up your evening with a variety of Latino Cuisine whilst live music provides the entertainment. BD22+++ per person. Children aged six to 12 receive 50% off. Every Friday from 7pm to 11pm. Call 1311 0110 for reservations and more information.
Crowne Plaza Bahrain
Steak Night at La Mosaique Restaurant If you’re in the mood for a high-quality steak, make your way to Crowne Plaza Bahrain this month for the very best cuts of meat and a welcoming atmosphere. BD18 net is inclusive of water and soft drinks. Add BD7 net for special drinks package. For every six full paying guests, another guest dines for free. This succulent offer is available every Wednesday of September from 7pm to 11pm. Call 1753 1122 for reservations and more information.
InterContinental Regency Bahrain
Lazy Lunch at Legends Steakhouse If you like to relax and take your time over lunch, then Legends Steakhouse is the place to be. An unlimited a la carte menu is what awaits you and your family this September. If you need to relax even more after dining, continue to chill at Elements Lounge. Every Saturday from 11.30am to 4pm. Call 1722 7777 for reservations and more information.
Le Meridien City Centre Bahrain
Bahrain’s Sweetest Brunch at Baharat Restaurant Prepare to indulge in a sensorial and savoury experience at Baharat Restaurant this September. Delicious food and live music from the resident Twin Band is what awaits all guests. BD28 net includes soft drinks and water. BD40 net includes selected free flow beverages. Book for 10+ people and receive a 20% discount. Children aged six to 12 dines at half price, under six’s dine for free. Every Friday from 12.30pm to 4pm. Call 1717 1441 for reservations and more information.
The Westin City Centre Bahrain
Cake by Weight at Furn Bakery Enjoy a selection of delectable cakes available for purchase by weight at Furn Bakery this September. So, if you’re looking for a huge slice of deliciousness or just a tasty little treat to satisfy that pesky sweet tooth, head on down to this charming venue for your choice, your weight, your slice, your delight! Five Flavours – Thursday to Saturday from 3pm to 11pm. One Flavour – Sunday to Wednesday from 3pm to 11pm. Call 1717 1000 for reservations and more information. 80
The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa
Oktoberfest at Gulf Convention Centre The most awaited German festival is all set for September 26 at the newly renovated Gulf Convention Centre. Renowned for hosting this German festival, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain has significantly upscaled since last year, ensuring that this year will be the most exciting celebration yet! A delicious authentic buffet and live music from Lasterbacher Musikanten Band awaits. This one-night festival is priced at BD26+++. Festivities begin at 8pm. Call 1771 3000 for reservations and more information.
The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain
“Let’s Chaat” at Nirvana Join the festivities at Nirvana this September and relish the popular Indian street food on offer. Sit back and enjoy the simple pleasure and comfort of home cooking whist savouring the harmony of textures, flavours and aromas of Indian street delicacies. These fabulous dishes include favourites such as Aloo Tikki, Murg Chatpatta, Channa Chaat, Sev-Murmura Chaat and so much more. Thursdays to Sundays. 12pm to 3pm (lunch), 7pm to 11.30pm (dinner). Call 1758 6499 for reservations and more information.
Jumeirah Royal Saray
Chocolatea Time at The Palm Lounge If you have a particularly sweet tooth for chocolate then The Palm Lounge has the perfect Afternoon Tea option for you. From the dark, milk or white chocolate fondue to the beautifully handcrafted chocolate pastries, your chocaholic’s dream is about to come true. Saturday to Wednesday from 1pm to 7pm. Thursday and Friday from 1pm to 8pm. BD25 net for two people. Call 7770 7070 for reservations and more information.
Sofitel BahraIn Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
Fiamma Restaurant Select the freshest local catch from Fiamma’s seafood market and let them grill it for you to perfection with a zesty Italian touch at their live cooking stations. Enjoy a spectacular affair, complete with splendid live performances by a Cuban band on the elegant terrace. BD20 net includes soft beverages. BD25 net includes selected beverages. Offer available every Thursday and Friday from 7pm to 10.30pm. Call 3888 5789 for reservations and more information. 82
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THE 2019 PORSCHE 7 1 8 B OX S T E R THE LATEST 718 BOXSTER IS A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT ON PREVIOUS MODELS. 84
e at Ohlala do thoroughly enjoy a good Porsche. Upon finding out that the iconic brand has just introduced a new generation of models, including the 2019 Porsche 718 Boxster, we were extremely eager to organise a test drive to find out what they have managed to achieve with their latest offering. Fortunately, Porsche Centre Bahrain was on hand to grant us this wish and the result was an unforgettable sports car experience. The sculptural form of this new Boxster’s wider and more masculine front end ensures it is instantly recognisable as the latest model on the market. The narrow front lights located above the lateral air intakes accentuate these strong features, giving this 2019 model a commanding presence. Two horizontal fins located at the middle of the front end visually emphasis this car’s width, whilst the much larger cooling inlets
strongly hint at the vehicle’s new turbo engine capabilities. The freshly designed wings and side sills of the Boxster’s flanks once again distinguish it from previous models, whilst the 19-inch wheels add to the vehicle’s sporty nature. With the rear wheels measuring an extra half inch in width than those of its predecessors, the lateral dynamics of the car have been noticeably improved. The rear body of the 718 has also undergone a restyling process that has resulted in a more powerful appearance. The accent strip with integrated Porsche badge between the tail lights is a major feature contributing towards this upgraded look. The design of the rear is now sharper and shapelier than any previous Boxster and we battled to find any feature that we felt could use obvious improvement. Overall, the designers at Porsche have managed to accomplish something rather remarkable with this brand new 718. The familiar two seat interior environment of the 718 Boxster is what greeted us as we entered the vehicle, albeit upgraded with new elements. www.ohlala-magazine.com
“The designers at Porsche have managed to accomplish something rather remarkable with this brand new 718.”
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Porsche has somehow managed to improve the appeal of the interior with an even greater level of sophistication than ever before. The impressive leather trim complete with uninterrupted stitching extends all the way to the storage compartment and looks magnificent. In fact, all of the accents, trimmings and materials used throughout the vehicle are of the very highest quality as one would expect from a Porsche. The 375 mm diameter sport steering wheel is reminiscent of the 918 Spyder and felt fantastic in hand. The option of five new interior colours allows for one to customise their vehicle to better express their taste and personality. A principal element of this new interior layout is Porsche Communication Management (PCM) complete with mobile phone preparation, audio interfaces and the Sound Package Plus with 110 watts of audio power. Various extensions to this easy-touse system are on offer that allow one to customise and improve on its performance and capabilities. Available as an alternative is a navigation module with voice control, improved map display and free map updates within the first three years. The Connect Plus module is offered as an extension to the navigation module and enables simple interfacing of a smartphone to the PCM and the use of online functions such as navigation information services, wireless Internet access for Wi-Fi devices and an LTE telephone module. All-in-all, a very impressive and user-friendly setup indeed. The most exciting part of our latest Boxster experience however began when we engaged the ignition. The roar from the newly developed, four-cylinder flat engine with turbo charging was music to our ears and we could not help but smile at the sounds emanating from under the hood, promising us an extraordinary experience. Once out on the road, we could immediately feel the 220 kW of power on offer from the two-litre engine that boasts 380 Nm of torque. This abundance of power allowed us to surge from 0 – 100km/h in around 4.7 seconds! The Boxster 718 has a top speed of 275 km/h, which is far more than anyone would need outside of a racetrack. Along with these improvements in speed, fuel consumption has been reduced by up to 13 percent, whilst the completely new chassis tuning and stronger breaks help one to be in complete control of the vehicle at all times. All too soon we found ourselves back at the Porsche Centre Bahrain showroom. It is never easy handing back the key fob of a truly great sports car, but we took some comfort in that we get to keep the memories of this outstanding experience. www.ohlala-magazine.com
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The average woman spends 11 minutes a day putting on makeup. And there are reasons why you shouldn’t feel guilty for a single second of that. Our society has a long history with makeup. In fact, evidence of cosmetics dates back to 10,000 B.C. in ancient Egypt. Both men and women used ointments to clean the skin and cover up body odours. Kohl, a ground black mineral, was used to line the eyes to decrease sun glare and reduce the risk of eye infection (believed to be true at the time). Soon after, coloured clays and dyes began to rouge lips and stain nails. And we never stopped. So if “doing you” involves getting all dolled up with a dozens of different products every day, cheers to you! It can boost your confidence. You know the phrase “fake it till you make it”? Cosmetics can help you sell that. It can help you connect with other women. In other words, admitting “I use concealer too” can create a kind of cosmetic camaraderie among women — and maybe help you finally find your favourite foundation along the way. It can prepare you for “battle.” Just like we have certain clothes for working out and certain ones for going out, the idea of “putting on our face” with makeup can help prepare our mental mindset for whatever “battle” we are heading into. It can keep your skin protected. Makeup helps you to protect your skin and keep it safe from pollution, smog etc that harm your skin. Makeup creates a slight barrier around your skin to keep it from being directly exposed to dust. While makeup is not going to offer total protection, the risk of being harmed will at least remain minimal. It’s fun. Makeup isn’t all business, though. It also can be downright fun to create a brand-new look with a few simple pencils and palettes. It’s designated “you” time. We know you’re busy. But whether your morning makeup routine takes you four minutes or 40, that time is time you are spending on yourself — even if there are kids or furry animals vying for your attention every 30 seconds.
FRESH START MISS OHLALA DELVES INTO THE WORLD OF MAKEUP AND SOCIETY’S ONGOING AFFLICTION WITH IT. We live in a generation that is obsessed with makeup. We see it all around us, especially on social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. They are overflowing with makeup tutorials, pictures and videos showcasing amazing makeup skills. How is that affecting us? Lately, I see people criticising the makeup skills of others; they criticise people who like to wear bold makeup AND people who don’t wear any amount of makeup. Telling someone that they don’t look good without makeup can make people feel super insecure, but trying to stop a person from putting on makeup is also incredibly rude. I think it’s perfectly ok for people to never leave the house without it and for people to never wear any amount of it. Personally, I have a love/hate relationship with makeup. Ever since I was little, I liked everything about beauty and fashion. I love how it makes people feel beautiful and how you can use your creativity to come up with looks. 98
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